Hangul Alphabet (Memorization Tip)

Although most “Learning Korean” books and sites will teach you the characters in a different order based on usage rate ~ there is an actual official “order” or alphabet for Hangul.   Now, in English and Spanish each letter has a special “name.”  For example “G” is called ‘GEE’ in the English Alphabet and “S” is called ‘ESS’.  Similarly, “L” is called “ele” in Español. … Continue reading Hangul Alphabet (Memorization Tip)

#Korean ~ Subject Particles (는 / 은)

*Purple = Spanish 🙂 In every sentence, there are two main parts: SUBJECT and the PREDICATE.   The subject (el sujeto) tells us either 1) who is doing the action in the sentence (I went home / Yo fui a casa) or 2) what the topic of the sentence is (The Books are on the table / Los libros están en la mesa).   The predicate (el predicado) tells us 1) … Continue reading #Korean ~ Subject Particles (는 / 은)

Writing #Hangul ~ ㅎ

There are two different ways to write the character “ㅎ.”  My K-friends said it doesn’t really matter which one you use, just be familiar with both styles in case you need it for reading. 🙂 “H” (ㅎ) Version 1 – 3 STROKES  First – Start by making the very short vertical line DOWN at the top of your box.  Second – Right below Stroke 1, make a horizontal … Continue reading Writing #Hangul ~ ㅎ

Writing Hangul -ㅋ

Kh 2 Strokes  First – Starting on the top left make a horizontal line towards the right.  Then WITHOUT PICKING UP YOUR PEN! make a curved diagonal line down towards the left. Rather like the second version of the “G/K” (거) Second about halfway in the middle of the lower part of Stroke 1, start left and  draw a small horizontal line that connects to stroke … Continue reading Writing Hangul -ㅋ

New Product! Personalized Items!

Want a shirt with your name in Korean? Or a keychain? Mug? Sticker for your laptop?  I did! 🙂 I actually was just making some for myself, but a couple friends asked me to make them one too. If you’re interested, send me a message with your name (and special spelling if you have one) and what kind of thing you want and I’ll make one up! … Continue reading New Product! Personalized Items!

Writing Hangul: Double Consonants (ㄸㅉㅃㅆㄲ)

“Double Consonants” ~ the 5 consonants that are written twice (ㄸㅉㅃㅆㄲ)  These consonants aren’t really “different” from the normal consonants they represent. However, they are said quite a bit more sharply (more aspirated almost) than their alternatives.  For example, the ㅃ is pronounced like the sharp “p” in stop.  Double Consonants are pretty much written the same as the singles – same stroke order and directions … Continue reading Writing Hangul: Double Consonants (ㄸㅉㅃㅆㄲ)